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Flag of United Kingdom Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Member since October, 2008
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Zen Cart Payment, Security and Shipping module developer. I've been on the web since PHP was called "Personal Home Page". My work is scattered around and still very much in use, particularly a script written in 2003 to convert MySQL reports into PDF's and a rather cute set of object orientated penguins JavaScript at since 2001. This kind of longevity in programming without further modification is rare and demonstrates an almost unparalleled ability to write code that just works and keeps on going requiring. I've also been running and modifying Drupal websites for my needs, and run my own dedicated server so am very focussed on squeezing every last ounce of performance out of any configuration. I worked security, defence, malware/ virus removal and protection for a variety of small businesses and one government! On each project I consider every aspect, from scalability to ease of use on a tablet which only has the accuracy of a fingertip.
$80 USD/hr
5 Reviews
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Recent Reviews

  • image of sokiaoki ZEN CART : Some addons and fixes $450.00 USD

    “Thank you very much for your great work!”

    sokiaoki Flag of Greece 2 years ago.
  • image of richpe worldpay module to work on zencart 1.5 callback failure $70.00 USD

    “What a fabulous gentleman, he helped me so much and was very patient with me I am a novice to zencart. He resolved a serious technical problem I had quickly and efficiently and communicated throughout. I highly recommend Philip and am delighted with his work and will definately use him again.”

    richpe Flag of United Kingdom 2 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Software Testing
    • Website Testing
    • Website Management
    • Web Hosting
  • image of theguruman Expert PHP/MySQL Programmer Needed to Reduce/Optimize Website Page Load Times $1540.00 USD

    “Philip is an old school code wiz who really knows how to optimize code that scales for high traffic/large databases. He knows code like the back of his hand. I hired him to fix page loading issues on a database driven site. After a year of operation, pages on my site were loading between 15-20 seconds. After 5 days of optimizing the code (including rewriting MYSQL queries, php code and tweaking the server), Philip brought the page loading times down to less than 2 seconds. He worked over christmas to get it done. He's not cheap, but he knows his stuff and he gets results. Highly recommended if you need your website tweaked for speed or you have code that needs to be rewritten. He's also a server expert -- he can tweak your dedicated server for major speed increases. I recommend you hire him just to optimize your server -- you would be surprised at the speed increase you will get on your site just from this.”

    theguruman Flag of Thailand 2 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Javascript
    • AJAX
    • MySQL
    • Debugging
  • image of janiceandcompany Zen Cart Mods and other issues $80.00 USD

    “Amazing work. Found all my bugs/problems and fixed in a few hours. He has literally saved Christmas! Will continue to work with him and his expertise on ZenCart.”

    janiceandcompany Flag of United States 2 years ago.
    • Zen Cart
  • image of bottyz Worldpay plugin for zencart v151 £250.00 GBP

    “Very thorough, easy to understand and professional. His PHP programming, debugging and security knowledge is second to none. Without a doubt would recommend again and will be using him again myself in the future. Been a total pleasure”

    bottyz Flag of United Kingdom 2 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Website Design
    • Shopping Carts
    • eCommerce
    • HTML


Managing Director

May 1998

Been in Business since the late 1990's starting off with Linux server administration and LAMP solutions for large clients. Lot of security work. Employ up to 17 people at a time and provide consultancy work suggesting alternative solutions.


Physics Bsc. French Ba.

1990 - 1995 (5 years)

My Top Skills

  • PHP 5
  • Zen Cart 3
  • MySQL 3
  • Javascript 1
  • AJAX 1
  • Shopping Carts 1
  • Debugging 1
  • Script Install 0
  • Linux 0
  • Web Security 0
  • Project Management 0
  • Troubleshooting 0
  • Freelance 0
  • Paypal API 0
  • Tax 0
  • Apache 0
  • Shell Script 0
  • Inventory Management 0
  • Tax Law 0
  • Database Administration 0

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